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'Abstractions' - Basil Beattie, Jane Bustin, Rebecca Sitar, Manijeh Yadegar

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'Abstractions' - Basil Beattie, Jane Bustin, Rebecca Sitar, Manijeh Yadegar
'Abstractions' - Basil Beattie, Jane Bustin, Rebecca Sitar, Manijeh Yadegar Campden Gallery, fine art, Chipping Campden, camden gallery, contemporary, contemporary arts, contemporary art, artists, painting, sculpture, abstract painting, gloucestershire,  cotswolds, painting for sale, artwork for sale, modern art gallery, art exhibitions,arts gallery, gallery art, art gallery UK
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'Abstractions' brings together four artists who have different sensibilities and approaches towards making paintings, but each uses action to bring about an outcome. Within the formal parameters of scale, choice of support and colour the actively communicative element of these works is the 'stuff' of paint and how it is mediated to make paintings that function as a conduit to senses that exist alongside sight in the human.

Basil Beattie combines the expressive, painterly processes of abstract expressionism with a more recent emphases on the ambiguities of signification and ironies of reference that have dominated visual art practice since the 1980s. Over the past two decades a signature repertoire of pictographic signs has infiltrated his imagery. These motifs - of doorways, tunnels, steps and ladders, are not intended to be read literally but act as 'thresholds' to an experience of the work that takes place in the subconscious.

Jane Bustin's paintings work close to the edge. Restrained and minimal, they are emptied out of image and gestural mark. The oils are laid onto various supports including wood, gesso, hessian and aluminium, where she uses the qualities of these materials to distil sensation. The paintings are often made as a kind of correspondence with other creative disciplines, their scale or choice of colour referencing poems, text, or in the case of the Violet paintings, a war time correspondence between her grandparents.

Rebecca Sitar's paintings have been described as alluding to memory. Her work is hermetic and though the images display a subtle kind of postmodern detachment they feature objects and emblems held up for a kind of contemplation that does not sit with easy irony. Within the illusive surfaces of her canvases Sitar positions forms that seem culled from a deep archetypal image bank. Their selection and positioning, often within a veiled web of paint, suggest metaphorical readings.

Manijeh Yadegar works within simple formal parameters. Her canvases are the result of applications of layers of paint - a subtly modulated ground of intense colour, which is overlaid and partially obscured by veils of white - as mist might envelope a vivid mountainscape. The paintings bear no visible reference to spatial readings of land and sky and yet they are deeply evocative of moments in the landscape and our emotional responses to them.

It is our response to these paintings, the thought processes, which expand outwards from them - questions about the past, memory, our relationship to the perceived and actual world - which are the real subjects of these artists' work.

Emma Hill 2008

Basil Beattie RA: Chasing the Light Campden Gallery, fine art, Chipping Campden, camden gallery, contemporary, contemporary arts, contemporary art, artists, painting, sculpture, abstract painting, gloucestershire,  cotswolds, painting for sale, artwork for sale, modern art gallery, art exhibitions,arts gallery, gallery art, art gallery UK Basil Beattie RA: Sanctum Campden Gallery, fine art, Chipping Campden, camden gallery, contemporary, contemporary arts, contemporary art, artists, painting, sculpture, abstract painting, gloucestershire,  cotswolds, painting for sale, artwork for sale, modern art gallery, art exhibitions,arts gallery, gallery art, art gallery UK Basil Beattie RA: Four Storeys Campden Gallery, fine art, Chipping Campden, camden gallery, contemporary, contemporary arts, contemporary art, artists, painting, sculpture, abstract painting, gloucestershire,  cotswolds, painting for sale, artwork for sale, modern art gallery, art exhibitions,arts gallery, gallery art, art gallery UK Basil Beattie RA: High and Low Campden Gallery, fine art, Chipping Campden, camden gallery, contemporary, contemporary arts, contemporary art, artists, painting, sculpture, abstract painting, gloucestershire,  cotswolds, painting for sale, artwork for sale, modern art gallery, art exhibitions,arts gallery, gallery art, art gallery UK
Basil Beattie RA
Chasing the Light
Oil and wax on cotton duck
213 x 198 cm
Basil Beattie RA
Sanctum
Oil and wax on cotton duck
50.5 x 81 cm
Basil Beattie RA
Four Storeys
oil and wax on flax
41 x 35 cm
Basil Beattie RA
High and Low
oil and wax on flax
41 x 35 cm
Jane Bustin: Violet and the War II Campden Gallery, fine art, Chipping Campden, camden gallery, contemporary, contemporary arts, contemporary art, artists, painting, sculpture, abstract painting, gloucestershire,  cotswolds, painting for sale, artwork for sale, modern art gallery, art exhibitions,arts gallery, gallery art, art gallery UK Jane Bustin: Glory Campden Gallery, fine art, Chipping Campden, camden gallery, contemporary, contemporary arts, contemporary art, artists, painting, sculpture, abstract painting, gloucestershire,  cotswolds, painting for sale, artwork for sale, modern art gallery, art exhibitions,arts gallery, gallery art, art gallery UK Jane Bustin: Meerhaar Campden Gallery, fine art, Chipping Campden, camden gallery, contemporary, contemporary arts, contemporary art, artists, painting, sculpture, abstract painting, gloucestershire,  cotswolds, painting for sale, artwork for sale, modern art gallery, art exhibitions,arts gallery, gallery art, art gallery UK Jane Bustin: Sandstimmen Campden Gallery, fine art, Chipping Campden, camden gallery, contemporary, contemporary arts, contemporary art, artists, painting, sculpture, abstract painting, gloucestershire,  cotswolds, painting for sale, artwork for sale, modern art gallery, art exhibitions,arts gallery, gallery art, art gallery UK
Jane Bustin
Violet and the War II
oil on hessian and wood
51 x 40 cm
Jane Bustin
Glory
oil on wood and silk
51 x 122 cm
Jane Bustin
Meerhaar
oil on wood and silk
14 x 56 cm
Jane Bustin
Sandstimmen
oil on wood and silk
14 x 77 cm
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Rebecca Sitar: Black Butterflies & Smouldering Ashes Campden Gallery, fine art, Chipping Campden, camden gallery, contemporary, contemporary arts, contemporary art, artists, painting, sculpture, abstract painting, gloucestershire,  cotswolds, painting for sale, artwork for sale, modern art gallery, art exhibitions,arts gallery, gallery art, art gallery UK Rebecca Sitar: Rock at Midnight Campden Gallery, fine art, Chipping Campden, camden gallery, contemporary, contemporary arts, contemporary art, artists, painting, sculpture, abstract painting, gloucestershire,  cotswolds, painting for sale, artwork for sale, modern art gallery, art exhibitions,arts gallery, gallery art, art gallery UK Rebecca Sitar: Red Ribbons Campden Gallery, fine art, Chipping Campden, camden gallery, contemporary, contemporary arts, contemporary art, artists, painting, sculpture, abstract painting, gloucestershire,  cotswolds, painting for sale, artwork for sale, modern art gallery, art exhibitions,arts gallery, gallery art, art gallery UK Rebecca Sitar: Birch Campden Gallery, fine art, Chipping Campden, camden gallery, contemporary, contemporary arts, contemporary art, artists, painting, sculpture, abstract painting, gloucestershire,  cotswolds, painting for sale, artwork for sale, modern art gallery, art exhibitions,arts gallery, gallery art, art gallery UK
Rebecca Sitar
Black Butterflies & Smouldering Ashes
acrylic on canvas
152 x 152 cm
Rebecca Sitar
Rock at Midnight
acrylic on canvas
31 x 41 cm
Rebecca Sitar
Red Ribbons
acrylic on canvas
31 x 51 cm
Rebecca Sitar
Birch
acrylic on paper
18 x 15 cm
Manijeh Yadegar: C21 02 (Banafsheh) Campden Gallery, fine art, Chipping Campden, camden gallery, contemporary, contemporary arts, contemporary art, artists, painting, sculpture, abstract painting, gloucestershire,  cotswolds, painting for sale, artwork for sale, modern art gallery, art exhibitions,arts gallery, gallery art, art gallery UK Manijeh Yadegar: C2 08 Campden Gallery, fine art, Chipping Campden, camden gallery, contemporary, contemporary arts, contemporary art, artists, painting, sculpture, abstract painting, gloucestershire,  cotswolds, painting for sale, artwork for sale, modern art gallery, art exhibitions,arts gallery, gallery art, art gallery UK Manijeh Yadegar: C2 06 Campden Gallery, fine art, Chipping Campden, camden gallery, contemporary, contemporary arts, contemporary art, artists, painting, sculpture, abstract painting, gloucestershire,  cotswolds, painting for sale, artwork for sale, modern art gallery, art exhibitions,arts gallery, gallery art, art gallery UK Manijeh Yadegar: C1 08 Campden Gallery, fine art, Chipping Campden, camden gallery, contemporary, contemporary arts, contemporary art, artists, painting, sculpture, abstract painting, gloucestershire,  cotswolds, painting for sale, artwork for sale, modern art gallery, art exhibitions,arts gallery, gallery art, art gallery UK
Manijeh Yadegar
C21 02 (Banafsheh)
oil on canvas
152.5 x 167.5 cm
Manijeh Yadegar
C2 08
oil on canvas
61 x 61 cm
Manijeh Yadegar
C2 06
oil on canvas
24 x 29 cm
Manijeh Yadegar
C1 08
oil on canvas
61 x 61 cm
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